New York and NOAA Release Study to Streamline Offshore Wind Power Projects

New York and NOAA Release Study to Streamline Offshore Wind Power Projects

Fresh on the heals of NYC's announcement for a clean energy project at Freshkills Park, a study just released by New York State and NOAA aims to make off-shore wind development become a…

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Switch to a Low-Flow Toilet and NYC Will Give You $125

Switch to a Low-Flow Toilet and NYC Will Give You $125

In a step to help New Yorkers conserve water, the Department of Environmental Protection will soon offer vouchers to those who convert to low-flow toilets. As part of the Bloomberg…

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Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

New York City makes a lot of waste -- 3 million tons to be exact -- and it costs the city $300 million to export it away from our lovely city streets. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a…

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New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

This week the town of Dryden, New York won a court case giving it the right to ban hydrofracking for natural gas within its borders. The case is a major victory for fracking opponents…

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House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

Aerial view of the area where the Brooklyn-Queens pipeline would run Brooklyn and Queens homes may soon be powered by natural gas instead of heavily polluting number 4 and number 6…

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New Interactive Map Shows How Much Energy Every Building in NYC Uses

New Interactive Map Shows How Much Energy Every Building in NYC Uses

New York City urban planners now have an important tool to help create energy reduction plans. An interactive map of New York has been developed by the Columbia University Engineering…

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

On Thursday, January 27, the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer spoke in front of a 3 KW set of solar panels on Hunter College of the City University to promote his “Rooftop…

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Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

We've been closely following Verdant Power's tidal turbine tests in the East River, and on Monday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded the company the agency's first…

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Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

While Lower Manhattan is chock-full of skyscrapers, one in particular has a shiny top unlike any other in the country. The Deutsche Bank American Headquarters at 60 Wall Street now dons…

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Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

The Queens Library Foundation announced this week that it is partnering with the Community Environmental Center (CEC) of Long Island City to retrofit five branches of the Queens…

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NYC Area to Receive $30 Million to Fund Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

NYC Area to Receive $30 Million to Fund Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent 2012 State of the State address put an emphasis on boosting renewable energy resources this year, and his initiatives are already being put into action.…

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Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

The developers of what could become the first offshore wind farm in the United States have announced that they are poised to begin construction as soon as the New Jersey Board of Public…

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Forced to Shut Down Reactor Due to Pump Problem

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Forced to Shut Down Reactor Due to Pump Problem

Increased leakage of slightly radioactive water forced the operators of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just 30 miles north of New York City, to shut down one of the plant's…

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2012 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Dazzles with Philips LED Lights

2012 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Dazzles with Philips LED Lights

The annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will once again showcase the dropping of a dazzling green ball, as the iconic sphere will be illuminated by energy efficient…

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NYU Student Proposes Street Lamps Powered by Dog Poop

NYU Student Proposes Street Lamps Powered by Dog Poop

image © Billa via Creative Commons Melody Kelemu, a student at NYU, wants to use the poop from the dogs of New York to power lamps in our parks. The idea dawned on the neuroscience…

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World's First Solar-Powered Menorah Lights Up Woodstock, NY

World's First Solar-Powered Menorah Lights Up Woodstock, NY

Forget the 1969 three-day music festival, Woodstock, New York has a new claim to fame: the world's first solar-powered menorah. Rabbi AB Itkin of the Chabad community in Ulster County…

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Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC's Buildings

Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC's Buildings

This week, New York's Department of City Planning released Zone Green, a set of proposed amendments to the city's zoning resolution designed to remove obstacles to erecting green…

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Solar One and Green Design Lab Offer NYC Schools the Chance to Win $9,000 for Reducing Energy

Solar One and Green Design Lab Offer NYC Schools the Chance to Win $9,000 for Reducing Energy

New York public schools are being challenged to save as much energy as possible as part of an initiative with the Green Design Lab program. The thirty participating schools will have…

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Brooklyn's Open Source Gallery Winterizes With Low Cost, Sustainable Design

Brooklyn's Open Source Gallery Winterizes With Low Cost, Sustainable Design

"The original gallery burned down and was severely damaged last year in November," said Monika Wuhrer, founder and curator of the Open Source Gallery. A 5-alarm fire in the gallery’s…

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Fracking Opponents Rally at Manhattan Hearing About New York's Proposed Rules

Fracking Opponents Rally at Manhattan Hearing About New York's Proposed Rules

Fracking opponents made their voices heard loud and clear yesterday at a hearing about New York State's proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing. Hosted at the Borough of Manhattan…

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Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nearly every piece used to construct the center is seeing its second life. The 40 foot long shipping containers and windows are all recycled, and the steel doors and awnings were cut…

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20 New Green Zoning Laws Will Be Unveiled Next Month

20 New Green Zoning Laws Will Be Unveiled Next Month

It's soon going to be easier for New York City buildings to go green. On December 12, a new set of 20 green zoning rules will be unveiled by the Bloomberg administration. The new set of…

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Heat Things Up With Bicycle-Powered Generators

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Heat Things Up With Bicycle-Powered Generators

As the days get colder, things are heating up at Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park -- or at least they will have to soon. After experiencing the year's first snow, protesters have…

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Thomas Phifer and Partners' LED City Lights Hit the Streets of Lower Manhattan

Thomas Phifer and Partners' LED City Lights Hit the Streets of Lower Manhattan

In 2004, Thomas Phifer and Partners beat out 200 other participants from 23 countries with the most innovative and cost effective design for New York City street lights. The competition…

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Universities Vie for $400 Million in City Funding to Build a Green Campus on Roosevelt Island

Universities Vie for $400 Million in City Funding to Build a Green Campus on Roosevelt Island

More than a dozen universities from across the world are vying for the top spot in a competition hosted by the City of New York to build a school of applied science on city land. The…

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